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Flying High: Betty the Pan Am Stewardess

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November 19, 2024 ∙ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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1st floor - Meeting Room A&B
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Add to Calendar 2024-11-19 18:30:00 2024-11-19 19:30:00 America/Chicago Flying High: Betty the Pan Am Stewardess Historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., tells a true story about the real-life stewardesses of Pan Am, the most glamorous U.S. airline. Buckle up - this is one flight you won't forget! Signup required. internal tplibrary@tplibrary.org

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Fasten your uniform buttons and get ready to travel back to the golden age of air travel. In the 1960s, when jets were new, the stewardess was an all-American fantasy: hostess, nurse, cook, therapist, and even sex symbol. In this historical portrayal, historian Leslie Goddard tells you the exciting, true story about the real-life stewardesses for Pan Am, the most glamorous U.S. airline in the 1960s. Learn about serving the rich and famous; the strict height, weight, and age requirements; cooking gourmet meals; and enduring some wild rides. Buckle up – this is one flight you won’t forget! Signup required.

Inspired by the books Up in the Air by Betty Riegel (2020) and Come Fly the World by Julia Cooke (2021)

Speaker bio: Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning scholar and actress who has been portraying great women in history for more than twenty years. She holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Northwestern University as well as a master’s degree and an undergraduate degree in theater. A former museum director, she currently works full-time as an actress, public speaker and author. Recognized as one of the top historical performers working today, her portrayals have been seen by audiences in more than thirty-five states, including scores of universities, museums, libraries, civic organizations and Chautauqua festivals.

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